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    Re: Newbie: How to install Ubuntu Server Edition without a CD drive?!

    Quote Originally Posted by falconed7 View Post
    now how come I didn't find this page?! lol. THANK YOU! - crossing my fingers it will work

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    Re: Newbie: How to install Ubuntu Server Edition without a CD drive?!

    From what i see on that page it appears there is still not a vfat module in the initrd on the server install disk for some reason (which is why you need to download another vmlinuz and initrd file), so what i suggested will not work unfortunately.

    If you follow those directions however it SHOULD work
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    Re: Newbie: How to install Ubuntu Server Edition without a CD drive?!

    This always worked for me (I use it to install on my EeePC):

    cat /etc/mtab to find out my usb was at /dev/sdb1, mounted as /media/Flashdisk:

    * syslinux -s /dev/sdb1
    * mount -o loop /home/stilus/Desktop/mini.iso /media/cdrom0/
    * cp -r /media/cdrom0/* /media/Flashdisk
    * cd /media/Flashdisk
    * mv isolinux.cfg syslinux.cfg
    * cd /
    * umount /media/Flashdisk

    Plugged this Flashdisk in my to-be-installed system, and that was that: let the netinstall begin!! -- stilus
    (From https://help.ubuntu.com/community/In...roubleshooting)

    The minimal ISO can be downloaded from the archive mirrors, for example here:
    http://archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/dis...tboot/mini.iso

    (You might want to browse through the archive if you want a different version/architecture, the naming scheme is always the same.)
    Last edited by Bachstelze; March 27th, 2009 at 04:37 PM.
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    Re: Newbie: How to install Ubuntu Server Edition without a CD drive?!

    Thanks for all the ideas! I haven't had a chance to try them out yet, as work has been rather hectic - but it sounds like there is a solution there for me - so I will give them a go soon!

    Thanks again for all the help!

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